Steam Packet keep up pressure on leaders Octagon A

STEAM Packet were one of only two teams to win in double figures and move to within 12 points of Monday Premier League table toppers Octagon A with two matches in hand.

In a 10-1 defeat of Octagon Social B, they had Luke Johnson defeating Andrew Waters (100x12) 3-1 with his best leg coming in 15.

Bluebird C gave a good account of themselves as they restricted Indian Inn B to just a single point.

Lee Roberts emerged a 3-1 winner aided by a leg in 16, but earning the plaudits was Glenn Halford (100x13) (pictured) who, in a 3-0 singles victory, took a leg in 12 darts when scoring 100-140-140 before checking out at the first opportunity from 121.

League leaders Octagon A put 61 scores of a ton or more on the board before they emerged 9-2 winners away at Maritime Social Club and were buoyed by a 3-0 win from Stew Roberts (26.37) in 18, 19 and 20.

Top scorers were Jayden Dodd (100x13), Fred Goldsmith (100x11) and Alfie Ford (100x11) while Kieran Burns (100x12) was a 3-2 winner for Maritime.

Plympton Cons won 8-3 away at Ford Hotel while Brewery Tap overcame Victory Inn B 9-2.

Paul Gavican (100x13) emerged a 3-0 singles winner with his best legs being won in 16 and 18 and was well supported by Brewery Tap team-mate Scott Cook (100x12).

Brian Lumsdon (100x11) caught the eye for Firkin Scholar in their 7-4 defeat of Porters B, the same winning scoreline that was also achieved by The Tradesman from their visit to Victory Inn A.

John Mann (100x14) gave a good account of himself when winning 3-0, aided by legs in 14 and 15.

Indian Inn A found themselves 6-1 down away at Bluebird B but rallied well in the singles to finally go down by the narrowest of margins, which included an eye-catching win for Danny Bull.

The marksman hit 10 three-figure scores in a 3-0 singles victory which included a leg in 12 darts.

Bluebird D had Neil Ridley on target with a brace of 180s in their 7-4 win against stablemates Bluebird A but not before the A team had Wayne Oddie throwing the week’s highest checkout of 135.

Other notable outshots were also achieved by: Kaz Hadfield (127), Stew Roberts (123), John Mann (120), Vince Scallon (117), Steve Brocklesby (113), Mike Miller (109).

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